Luisi Conducts Aus Italien

Luisi Conducts Aus Italien

FABIO LUISI conducts
DAVID BUCK flute

WEBER Overture to Oberon
JOAN TOWER Flute Concerto
R. STRAUSS Aus Italien (From Italy)

The stirring overture to Weber’s comic opera Oberon opens with solo horn calls and uses high winds to depict important characters, a practice that had a profound influence on Wagner. Similarly, Joan Tower uses the low register of the flute to open her 1989 concerto, which features a giant tug-o-war between flute and chamber orchestra, climaxing in virtuosic flute arpeggios and scales.

Richard Strauss’s grand symphonic fantasy is a musical tour of Italy’s ancient ruins, bucolic countryside and the glory of its paintings, sculpture and music. Strauss harnesses the limitless power of the full orchestra and all the different instrumental colors to whisk the listener through the scenes of his journey.

Luisi Conducts Aus Italien

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  • Luisi Conducts Aus Italien

    FABIO LUISI conducts
    DAVID BUCK flute

    WEBER Overture to Oberon
    JOAN TOWER Flute Concerto
    R. STRAUSS Aus Italien (From Italy)

    The stirring overture to Weber’s comic opera Oberon opens with solo horn calls and uses high winds to depict important characters, a practice that had a profound influenc...